Moms for Liberty defends use of Hitler quote

Holy shit, they backed off their defense, removed the quote, and apologized. Moms for Liberty chapter apologizes for quoting Hitler in its newsletter | AP News


It was a test run to see if they could get away with it… They’ll try promoting their fascist views in less obvious ways now.


Probably. I’m still a little surprised, though. Fascists are generally of the “never admit you were wrong, never apologize” variety.


I’m not… they just got called out enough to try and seem more moderate for a second.

Depends on the situation. Public facing wings of fascist groups that are attempting to attract members by playing off culture war issues will often sound more moderate if it helps their cause.


Did they really, though? I’m pretty picky about apologies. They admitted they were wrong (or caught), but they didn’t say they were sorry, and they didn’t say what they were going to do to make it right.
Fuck ‘em.


I have seen “If the Nazis are with us it just shows how evil you are” used as an argument.

There is no reaching out to these people. They are so convinced that they are right that they will go along with whatever atrocity is planned for those they hate without questioning it.


Yep… if they said “sorry” what they meant was “they are sorry we got caught pushing nazi talking points.”

they shall not pass spanish civil war GIF by Amy Ciavolino


Yeah, and they didn’t even say they were sorry, anyway. They offered their “deepest apologies.” Which, I know this comes off as really pedantic, but saying, “I apologize,” is not the same to me as actually apologizing. Apologizing means saying your sorry.
It’s like the difference between saying, “I cook dinner,” and actually cooking dinner.


Plus the part about you having to be their EXACT protestant denomination or you will be in the camps with the rest of the undesirables.

Fuckers, the lot of them.


I’m pretty picky about apologies, too. Theirs was not the worst I’ve seen: "We should not have quoted him in our newsletter and express our deepest apology.” The first half is good, the second is … close, but a swing and a miss. “Expressing your deepest apology” is a description of something you do, not something to say. People do this all the time, and not just with apologies, and I find it weird. The other one I see a lot is, “We condemn xxxx in the strongest possible terms.” Every time I see this, I think, “Umm…no actually, you didn’t. You just said you did. That’s not the same as actually doing it.” So here, you’re right, they didn’t really deeply apologize. They just said they did.


It’s the headline of one of Ken Hamm’s (Answers in Genesis) blogposts from 2014. Might even be a cliche of right wing christian apologetics.


Hitler quotes or not, their fascist views are still obvious.


The quote from a horrific leader should put parents on alert

Ah, of course. They have a right to play.


Stage 1: “Sure, we’re quoting Hitler, but only to prove that YOU’RE the real Nazis!”

Stage 2: “OK, Hitler’s actions and ideology were mostly reprehensible, but he wasn’t wrong about everything.”

Stage 3: “Ich schwöre bei Gott diesen heiligen Eid, daß ich dem Führer des Deutschen Reiches und Volkes Adolf Hitler unbedingten Gehorsam leisten”


You forgot Homophobe. Don’t forget the downward pointing pink triangles used in Hitler’s concentration camps to single out gay men.


“We should not have quoted him in our newsletter…”

omg. that’s hilarious. where should they have quoted him? what is the exact time and place where employing hitler is a good idea.

i do think they thought they could get away with it. and i am heartened that they’ve learned they cannot. because you’re right, the standard maga response pattern is: we didn’t do, look what you made us do, we did and we’re proud of it, we’re going to do it again.

of course, i’ll be even happier when they close up shop, and stop peddling in hate altogether.


And trans people, who were recognised in the Weimar Republic before the Nazis took control

It is a tragedy, I feel, that people of a different sexual type are caught in a world which shows so little understanding for homosexuals and is so crassly indifferent to the various gradations and variations of gender and their great significance in life.

Emma Goldman, in a letter to Magnus Hirschfeld, 1923

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce

Friedrich Engels, paraphrased by Karl Marx


Yeah, it’s like what I always say when people say Nazis were socialist, it’s in the name!

Do you swallow all Nazi propaganda or just that one bit you find convenient? I then briefly outline the labour capital struggle at the time and which side the Nazis were on. I throw centrists liberals under the bus they drove through human rights at the same time to save repetition.


The Doctor: Rory, take Hitler and put him in the cupboard over there, now. Do it.
Rory: …Right. Putting Hitler in the cupboard. Cupboard, Hitler. Hitler, cupboard, c’mon.
Adolf Hitler: But I am the Führer!
Rory: Right. In you go! [Rory shoves Hitler into the cupboard]
Hitler [turns around shocked at being shoved around]: Who are you?
[Rory slams the door shut]

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